March 16th, 2004, 11:13 AM
Writting a steal NETWORK installer
I am working on a network administrative software, I've nearly completed it. What I want now is that I want to have an installer for my software that can install my software on various PCs connected to each other on a windows network automatically w/o user interection from one location. Some1 told me abt windows domain login folder scripting. What is it and how can I use it! Your help will be greatly appreciated.
March 16th, 2004, 03:29 PM
You can probably do it using either the Windows Installer API, or using a custom service.
What I did on Gencontrol, was to write a C program which does the following:
- Connect to the registry of remote machine
- Create registry settings
- Connect to C$ share
- Copy files in
- Connect to service control manager
- Install and start services
This can all be done remotely, fairly easily with the standard APIs (user needs admin rights)
March 17th, 2004, 01:22 AM
I know there are some freeware and shareware options for program installation, I gave them up and purchased setup builder. It should handle all your needs. You can find info at:
What I have done in your situation is create an install within an install. The first install installs the stuff you need to the server (including your second install) Then from a workstation you run your workstation install.
Some of the freeware/shareware stuff out there is:
Work... Some days it's just not worth chewing through the restraints...
March 17th, 2004, 04:35 AM
Can you provide with me the program? I am coding in VB but I can understand C and change it to VB. Also the install program shud run from one location and copy all content to the LAN pcs automatically. Somewhere in Windows there must be a feature to run a program on all PCs from the administrative computer like StartUp All Users. IS there so?
I am using Inno Setup but it dont have the hidden installer feature does any one of the freeware have it?